The Soul Midwife’s most crucial role is to provide comfort, continuous support and reassurance in helping a dying person to experience the death they want.
What we do.
listen, provide gentle therapeutic techniques and ensure compassionate care at all times
work holistically with both the spirit and the soul of the dying person
keep a loving vigil
create and hold a sacred and healing space for the dying person
recognise and support the individual needs of the departing soul to enable a tranquil death
use sound, touch, colour and smell and other gentle techniques to help alleviate pain and anxiety
support families and loved ones.
We all die. However, there are good deaths and not such good deaths. Most of us hope to die, pain-free, at home, with our loved ones around us given a choice. But not many of us achieve this. Most modern deaths are at best, efficient but clinical, functional and soul-less.
Soul midwives ensure that death is a dignified and peaceful experience.
In traditional cultures worldwide, death has always been regarded as an important rite of passage, seen as an initiation, a journey across a spiritual threshold. Modern soul midwives can use these almost forgotten skills and traditions, applying them to our modern world and using them to ease the passage of those who are dying.
Soul midwives lovingly assist and accompany a dying person on their journey, and can provide their services within a home, hospital or hospice.